Thursday, May 28, 2009

2008 Rosé Selections

Our 2008 hand-picked selections
(in stock)

2008 Chateau Saint-Pierre Cotes de Provence Rosé $14.99 France
A perfect Provencal rosé in the distinctive bottle. Bone dry, crisp and chock full of strawberry fruit. The 2008 version is a little fruitier than last year.

2008 Torre Quarto Rosato Guappo, Puglia $10.99 Italy
A blend of Nero di Troia, Primitivo, Sangiovese and Montepulciano. Invigoratingly dry and wonderfully juicy, this medium-bodied, spicy rosé is exactly the thing for Mediterranean cuisine and lazy and long summer days. Filled with abundant perfumes of wildflowers, cherries and smoke. On the palate it is alive with rich and bright red fruits, notes of strawberries and grapefruit zest.

2008 Chateau Petite Cassagne Costieres de Nimes Rosé $9.99 France
A blend of 60% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 5% Mourvèdre, and comes from tiny berries of 40+ year old vines. Fermented a short time on its skins, it retains an electric pink color, soaring aromatics, and fully dry palate.

2008 Domaine Sainte Eugenie Corbieres Rosé $10.99 France
The estate is located within the foothills of the Pyrénées along the Mediterranean coast. Made from 75% Cinsault, 15% Syrah, 10% Grenache. A wonderful, bright Rosé displaying fresh raspberry notes with a slight touch of mineral and dried herbs with a dry finish.

2008 Domaine Corbillieres Touraine Rosé $12.99 France
Made from 100% Pinot Noir. Hand-harvested. Naturally fermentated. Elegant style. The result is a pale rose wine, slightly spicy, with a vague hint of pepper. It is a thirst-quenching wine to drink with summer meals, and can also be paired with exotic cuisine.

2008 Bargemome Cuvee Marina Rosé Provence $18.99 France
Labeled “Cuvee Marina,” Bargemome’s prestige bottlings are wines of great balance, complexity, and fnesse. This crisp, dry rosé offers strawberry/raspberry aromas on the nose, with great freshness on the palate. The added Syrah gives it more intensity and a piquant, peppery quality.

2008 Cuvee de Pena Rosado $9.99 Spain
A blend of 65% Syrah and 35% Garnacha. Offering up fresh aromas of strawberry and cherry with a touch of grapefruit. Dry on the palate, it has a silky texture and ends with a long crisp finish.

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